Intimidation (TCG)

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Box art
Types used PsychicMetal
Major cards Scizor, Toxicroak

Intimidation is the name of the deck used by Tristan Robinson, the Junior Division Champion in the 2008 World Championships. The deck was built with one objective: countering powerful cards. For example, Scizor has an attack that does 80 damage to an opponent that has any Special Energy cards attached to it. Sableye can disable any opponent attack for one turn. Cessation Crystal disables all Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies. Crystal Beach makes Special, double-Energy cards count as a single Energy. When building his deck, Robinson took note of the heavily-played cards at the time, and chose his own Pokémon and Trainer cards that directly conflicted with these effects.

Intimidation is one of the four 2008 World Championships Decks, released on November 5, 2008. Each deck comes packaged with a 2008 World Championships Booklet. Each card features a silver border, Robinson's signature, and limited edition 2008 World Championships back. None of the cards are tournament legal.


Tristan Robinson's aptly named Intimidation deck relied on countering the most heavily played cards in the tournament. Between shutting off his opponent's Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies, limiting the effectiveness of their Special Energy cards, and punishing them for playing Special Energy cards with Scizor, Tristan was able to set up roadblocks that slowed his opponents, and allowed him to claim win after win!

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Castaway T [Su]  
Celio's Network T [Su]  
Steven's Advice T [Su]  
Roseanne's Research Su  
Scott T [Su]  
Copycat T [Su]  
Crystal Beach T [St]  
Cessation Crystal T [PT]  
Metal Energy   E  
Multi Energy   E  
Psychic Energy   E
Lightning Energy   E
Metal Energy   E

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Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2022: ADPThe Shape of MewCheryl AgainIce Rider Palkia
2023: Mew's RevengePsychic EleganceColorless LugiaLost Box Kyogre
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo